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Readers Support Supreme Court's Quon Ruling

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 30, 2010

Federal Computer Week readers believe the Supreme Court made the right decision when it ruled on the case of a California police officer who was using his department-issued pager to send personal text messages that employers have the right to access employee messages in such instances. The court ruling means that any communication sent via employer-issued devices is subject to review, regardless of the nature or content of the material. There seems to be support for such a move, the report states, highlighting one reader's suggestion that "there should be no expectation of privacy while communicating on any employer-owned equipment...Employee communications on company equipment and services should be considered as if you were putting it on a billboard on Main Street."
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